Kiyoomi had grown up on a small town on the coast, with tales of the sea and warnings of the dangerous creatures within. He knew the rules; always let someone know where you’re going, never approach the shore alone, and most importantly: if you start to hear singing, block your ears and leave immediately.
It was unfortunate that he broke every one of those rules the day he spotted something gold at sea, glittering among the waves in the setting sun.
25 Aug 2020
The day before the Empire reaches Derdriu, Hilda reflects on her choices in the coming battle.